abofetear
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abofetear(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to strike)
a. to slap
No sé lo que le diría él, pero el caso es que ella se volvió y lo abofeteó.I don't know what he said to her, but the thing is that she turned around and slapped him.
b. to smack
Un niño abofeteó a otro en el colegio y el profesor lo castigó.A boy smacked another boy at school and the teacher put him in detention.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to shock)
a. to hit
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
El calor abofeteó a Lara cuando salió del hotel, que tenía aire condicionado.Lara was hit by the heat when she stepped out of the air conditioned hotel.
b. to hit in the face
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
En cuanto asomó la cabeza por la ventana, el frío abofeteó a Juan.The moment he leaned his head out of the window, the cold hit Juan in the face.
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abofetear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to slap
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abofetear
transitive verb
to slap; hit (in the face)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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